Rio de Janeiro vs Sofia vs Tbilisi

Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 6,718,903 1,270,169 1,108,700
Official language(s) Portuguese Bulgarian Georgian
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport Galeรฃo International Airport Sofia International Airport (SOF) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April-June, September-October March - June
Currency BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1774 $1430 $1376
Rent $1032 $629 $707
Groceries $92 $11 $105
Dining out $203 $252 $159
Cafe $24 $30 $43
Coworking space $126 $155 $117
Mobile internet $7 $11 $4
Public transportation $32 $33 $8
Taxis $14 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $44 $26
Sport and cultural events $53 $20 $20
Museums and sights $25 $13 $8
Nightlife $53 $91 $50
Gym $30 $25 $31
Yoga $38 $69 $35
Massage $31 $33 $50
SIM card options Tim, Claro, Vivo A1, Telenor, Vivacom Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 54 options on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow